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Roman Statue Withdrawn From London Auction

. April 24, 2010

David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to withdraw a Roman statue from auction at Bonhams in London. In 1997, the investigative journalist Peter Watson exposed the workings of the antiquities market in London. He carefully documented the way that antiquities were being stripped from archaeological contexts in Italy (and elsewhere), and then forwarded to […]

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The Getty Museum Hosts Symposium Addressing Historical Analogies Between The Aztecs and Ancient Rome

. April 12, 2010

Scholars from around the world will gather at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa on April 30 and May 1, 2010, to explore one of history’s most momentous confrontations, an encounter between two cultures, European and Mesoamerican, and two empires, Spanish and Aztec. The two-day symposium – Altera Roma: Art and Empire […]

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Walters Art Museum to Digitize Iluminated Medieval Manuscripts

. April 10, 2010

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has granted the Walters Art Museum $315,000 for a 2 1/2 year project to digitize, catalog and distribute 105 illuminated medieval manuscripts. Representing diverse Byzantine, Greek, Armenian, Ethiopian, Dutch, English and Central European cultures, this project, entitled “Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts”, will […]

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Egyptian Sarcophagus on Display at Sadigh Gallery in New York

. April 2, 2010

A 3,500 year old terracotta sarcophagus that once contained mummified body of ancient Egyptian man is on display at Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art, Inc. The sarcophagus that is currently on display values at $250,000. Although it may not be affordable to the general public, people are welcomed to visit the gallery and view this treasured […]

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Staffordshire Hoard Saved for the Nation

Staffordshire Hoard Saved for the Nation

. March 24, 2010

The Art Fund is delighted to announce that the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest archaeological Anglo-Saxon find ever unearthed, has been saved for the nation. The news comes after the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), the government’s fund of last resort for heritage items at risk, pledged £1,285,000 – bringing the campaign to the £3.3m target, […]

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